Anderson, Christopher; Concar, David, and Anderson, Alun. "NIH Launches Surprise Gallo
Investigation," Nature 347 (11 October 1990), p. 502.
The initial investigation of NIH was aimed at determining if Gallo had cribbed the HIV virus
from the French. That matter has been cleared up with NIH apparently satisfied that Gallo did the
work independently and there probably was no contamination. However, in the course of the
investigation, some other questions have arisen: was there some impropriety about a paper Gall
and Popovic published in 1984?
NIH is no going to reopen a formal inquiry into all aspects of Gallo's work. They want to answer
the question of where Gallo's HIV came from.